As I mentioned in another recent post, I won't be buying anything in the Autumn Sale this year as any game I purchased would just sit for months further bloating my Steam backlog. There're games on my wishlist that I'm interested in that are on sale, just nothing that I would play right now, so I'm saving my money for games that will release (or potentially release) in 2023, games that I have a burning need
to play, like Starfield and Baldur's Gate 3.
Besides, The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Remake releases on 12/14 which I will play day one, and take me well into 2023. I'm still astounded that this major update/remaster is free, there aren't many developers/publishers that would do that.
Deus Ex GOTY for €0.97, bargain!
Such an incredible game, and still playable on today's hardware. For 97 cents, it's worth it just to have in your game library even if you don't get to play it for a while. If you do end up playing it at some point, take a look at Deus Ex Revision
, a community made mod project that adds tons of improvements and gameplay options, which is also regularly updated (most recent update was 10/7/2022). It's also a free download if you own the GOTY.
Deus Ex: Revision is a community-made overhaul of the 2000 classic. It features new environments, music, world-building detail, and bundles in some of the best modifications the fanbase has made, including Direct3D 9 rendering, high-res textures, high-detail models, and alt gameplay modes.
Solista's complete collection
bundle is $42. Encased
is under $10 already. ELEX 2
is half off ($25)
and Elex 2
are both great games in my opinion and worth the cash, but if you're not going to play them in the immediate future, it makes sense to wait, as I'm sure they'll be on sale in the future. Also, the Elex 2 DX12 patch is now complete and part of the game. I didn't have any technical issues when I played it before the patch, but apparently it gives others a performance boost. Encased
has been on my wishlist for quite some time, as it looks a lot like the original Fallouts 1 & 2, but I'm just not mentally ready to play it right now, so it will have to wait for me also.
Another game on my wishlist that I'm sorely tempted to buy is Phantom Doctrine
at 90% off ($3.99). an isometric, turn-based tactical combat, spy thriller game. If I cave-in on any game it will be that one, because of the deep discount, even though I wouldn't play it for a while.
The year is 1983. The world teeters on the verge of destruction as the Cold War tightens its icy grip. East or West: trust no one, question everything. The fate of humanity rests in your hands as you pit spy versus spy in tactical Phantom Doctrine.
Might grab something else but nothing immediately jumped out yet.
Don't forget to save some money for Callisto Protocol
(that I think you're interested in?) that releases on 12/2 of this year. I'm intrigued by this game, but with it being more of a shooter than RPG, I'll wait for some reviews and probably a sale later in 2023.
Survive to escape the horrors of Callisto and uncover the dark secrets of Jupiter’s dead moon.
Yeah, GOG is good for getting old games just to have them but not play them. Railroad Tycoon 2 was GREAT fun back when it came out, but am I seriously going to spend lots of hours in that when I could be playing games that came out in the past few years? Nah.
old games GOG is the place to get them for next to nothing. I've got the old Might & Magic and Ultima games on GOG, and while I'll probably never play them (for the same reason you mentioned), they're in my library and I can install them, fully patched, if I ever wanted to take the time to play them again. But they're there, which beats trying to install from original CDs, or gods forbid, 2/14" discs (if that's even possible).